Canned Responses

CINNOX lets you add and store your responses through the Canned Responses tool and use them effortlessly in your chat replies.
Your response times reduce, and no more repetitive typing the same chat by adding your predefined answers or messages for frequently asked questions of your visitors, customers and colleagues. Use and manage your canned responses and keep them up to date anytime.

Types of Canned Responses

Personal Canned Response: All staff can add, view, update and delete their responses. It's for individual use only. The staff can download their personal canned response as well.

Public Canned Response: Admin and custom role staff (with permission) - can view, add, delete and download public responses. As for the usage, all staff can use added public canned responses to their chat replies.

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Permission to Public Canned Responses

As an admin, to grant permission for staff to view and manage Public Canned Responses, please navigate to Managing Roles and Permissions and edit the custom role to add Public Canned Response Management and assign it to staff.

 

Manage Canned Responses

Add Personal Canned Responses

  • Sign in to your web Dashboard and navigate to My Account > Tools - Canned Responses - Personal Tab or navigate to Administration > Canned Responses - Personal Tab
    Notice that if you have access to the Public Canned Response, the Public tab will appear.
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  • Click Add Personal Response. A sliding window will show from the right.
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  • Enter a message for the response you commonly send or reply to your visitors, customers and colleagues. A maximum of 5000 chars can be used for the response message.
  • Enter a short key that is related and easy to remember for your predefined response. The system will check the short key as it should be unique and not duplicated with public and others' canned responses. A maximum of 100 chars can be used for the Short Key.
  • Click Create.
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Below are the possible errors to appear. Otherwise, the response will be saved successfully.

  • This short key is already used in the public or others' personal canned responses. Please enter another one.
  • Do not support "space" and special chars ". @ # /". Each staff can add and store 100 personal responses in total.

Add Public Canned Responses

  • Sign in to your web Dashboard (as admin and non-admin with permission to Public Canned Responses) and navigate to My Account > Tools - Canned Responses - Public Tab or navigate to Administration > Canned Responses - Public Tab.
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  • Click Add Public Response. A sliding window will show from the right.
  • Enter a message for the response you commonly send or reply to your visitors, customers and colleagues. A maximum of 5000 chars can be used for the response message.
  • Enter a short key that is related and easy to remember for your predefined response. The system will check the short key as it should be unique and not duplicated with public and others' canned responses. A maximum of 100 chars can be used for the Short Key.
  • Click Create.
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Below are the possible errors to appear. Otherwise, the response will be saved successfully.

  • This short key is already used in the public or others' personal canned responses. Please enter another one.
  • Do not support "space" and special chars ". @ # /".

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The short key automatically populates related canned response messages in the chat room. It should be unique and not duplicated with public and others' canned responses.

Import Personal or Public Canned Responses

  • On the Canned Responses Management page, select either the Public or the Personal tab.
  • Click on Import.
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  • On the Import Canned Responses pop-up window, click on CSV file or XLSX file on the sentence Download the sample CSV file or XLSX file. This template is downloaded to your local device.
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Click on Download the sample CSV file or XLSX file

 

  • Open the spreadsheet template, which should contain two columns, and remove the first sample record.
  • Add the short keys and messages to their respective columns for your canned responses.
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Enter the short keys and messages

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  • If you use a CSV text editor to edit the canned responses, the content must be wrapped with the double quotation marks "" (See Example 1). If the original content has already been wrapped with double quotation marks, make sure the double quotation marks must be used to wrap this content (See Example 2).
    • Example 1: "Hello, how can I help you today."
    • Example 2: "The room ""Gold"" is available."​
  • Double quotation marks are not required for editing content in an excel file.

 

  • You can add as many records as possible to the spreadsheet as long as the file size does not exceed 5MB.
  • Once all columns are ready, save the file and upload it to CINNOX by dragging and dropping it on the designated box in the pop-up window. You may also upload the file by clicking on Browse and selecting it from its location.
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  • You can also click on Browse from the pop-up window, then locate and select the file from your folder.
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  • A pop-up message will display the number of records that were successfully imported, as well as the number of records that failed to import.
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If only 10 remaining slots are available for the Canned Responses to add, and you imported 20 responses, then only the first 10 would be added to the Canned Responses. The remaining 10 will be considered invalid, and the import requests fail to these records.

 

How to handle failed records during the import of multiple canned responses:

For example:
1 out of 5 records was successfully uploaded and added to the Canned Responses.
4 records failed to import. Download the file with the error log, fix the records and try again.

 

  • On the pop-up window, click on Download to download the file error-log.xlsx.
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  • Click on Cancel to close the pop-up window.
  • Open error-log.xlsx and check the error details in column C. Each record will show an error log.
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  • Correct the details for each record directly on ErrorDetail.csv and save the changes made.
  • Back on the Import pop-up window, upload the updated ErrorDetail.csv file by dragging and dropping the file into the window. You can also click on Browse from the pop-up window, then locate and select the file from your folder for the file upload.
  • A message will display the number of records successfully imported, as well as the number of records that failed to import.

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  • Each staff can add and store 100 personal responses in total.
  • Admins and non-admins with permission to the Public Canned Responses can add and store 1000 per service.

 

Edit Personal or Public Canned Responses

  • On the Canned Responses Management page, select either the Public or the Personal tab.
  • Click on More (...) and select Edit.
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  • Edit the response message and the Short Key according to your need.
  • Click on Save.
  • The toast message indicates A canned response was updated.
  • The edited canned message is displayed on the Canned Responses Management page.
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Download Personal or Public Canned Responses

  • On the Canned Responses Management page, select either the Public or the Personal tab.
  • Click on the Download icon.
  • The excel file containing all canned responses is downloaded to your local device.
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Delete Canned Responses

Delete one-by-one

To delete one at a time canned response:

  • On the Canned Responses Management page, select either the Public or the Personal tab, click on More (...) and select Delete.
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  • Click on the Delete button to confirm you are required to delete the canned response.
  • The toast message indicates that Canned responses deleted.
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Delete bulk responses

  • On the Canned Responses Management page, select either the Public or the Personal tab, and tick the box beside the Short Key.
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  • Thus, all the canned responses on the list are selected. Click on the Delete button on the right-hand side of the table.
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  • Click on the Delete button on the pop-up window.
  • The toast message indicates that Canned responses deleted.
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How to use Canned Responses in the Chat Room

Pull out the added and stored predefined answers in the Canned Responses on your replies to your visitors, customers and colleagues' chats and emails.

To use the canned responses in the chat room:

  • On the chat room, select the slash (/) icon on the text input bar.
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  • Enter the Short Key or the Message to the search box and select the desired canned responses.
  • Click on Confirm.
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  • The selected canned response is placed in the text input bar. Send it by clicking on the Send icon or pressing Enter on your keyboard.
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Or

  • On the chat room, type the slash (/) symbol as a shortcut key to the text input bar and select 1 of the top 5 public canned responses listed in alphabetical order as your reply message.
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  • You can also type the keyword after the slash (/) symbol for the keyword search of the canned responses.
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  • The selected canned response is put on the text input bar. You can send the canned response as the reply message by clicking on the Send icon.
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To use the canned responses in the email:

  • After you pick up the email enquiry, click on the Reply button.
  • Select the slash (/) on the text input bar.
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  • Enter the Short Key or the Message to the search box on the popup window and select the required canned responses.
  • Click on Confirm.
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  • The selected canned response is put in the email. Send it by clicking on the Send icon or pressing Enter on your keyboard.
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The hyperlink in the canned responses becomes text after you paste it to the chat room or as an email message. To paste the hyperlink, please click on More(...) on the text input bar and select insert link.

 

Audit Log for Canned Responses

Audit Log track and record the changes of the Public Canned Responses, such as adding, editing and deleting Public Responses.

To view the Audit Log, Navigate to Dashboard>Administration>Security>Audit Log.

For more details, refer to the Audit Log section of this Guide.

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